Posts Tagged 'Poor Man’s Probate'

If You Own Out of State Property, Establish a Trust

Posted by:

If You Own Out of State Property, Establish a Trust
Posted on: March 30, 2018
By Hallie L. Zobel, Esq.

If you own out of state property, it’s almost a certainty that you and your family will be better served by a trust instead of a will.

Why is that?

First, consider that probate is unavoidable with a will. Many of my clients arrive at my office assuming that probate is only for those that are intestate, or without a will. The decedent’s ...

Continue Reading →
0

Poor Man’s Probate is Usually Poorly Planned

Posted by:

Poor Man’s Probate is Usually Poorly Planned
Posted on: June 29th, 2012
By: Hallie Zobel, Esq.

People often ask what seems to be the usual recurring question, “Do I really need a will?” After I ask a few questions about their circumstances, I usually discover that they have already done something about their estate plan. Unfortunately, this generally means that a non-attorney gave them legal advice and misleading direction. They’ve engaged in a course of action in which some call a ...

Continue Reading →
0